With the frequency with which the word "smurf" is used, these movies practically write themselves!
What do you do when you make a movie that is universally disliked but makes half a billion dollars at the box office? In the case of The Smurfs, you make a sequel!
For Smurfs 2, the wizard evil Gargamel (again played by Hank Azaria) has created two Smurf-like creatures he calls "the Naughties" — Vexy (voiced by newcomers Christina Ricci) and Hackus (J.B. Smoove) — and uses them to try to manipulate the good-natured Smurfette (still voiced by Katy Perry). Why not? After all, Gargamel created Smurfette in the first place, so now he'll get all of his creations in one place! smurfing the latest trailers
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Last week, Columbia Pictures released a rather small teaser poster for Sony Pictures Animation's The Smurfs movie, a CGI/live-action 3-D adaptation of the popular children's cartoon of the same name created by Peyo, that showed three of the Smurfs from behind as they looked down on New York City from atop a skyscraper. This week, Columbia has released a new large-format still image from the movie that shows six of the Smurfs from the front as they stand atop a rock in Central Park. more about The Smurfs >> Posted 12.23.10 by BrentJS
Columbia Pictures recently announced the start of principal photography on The Smurfs movie, a "hybrid live-action and animated family comedy" in 3-D. Scenes for the movie are currently being shot on location in New York's Central Park, the site of the diminutive blue gnomes' arrival in the "real" world. Is a Smurfy good time in store? >> Posted 04.11.10 by BrentJS
Sony Pictures has changed the release date of the big-screen adventures of The Smurfs from December 17, 2010, to July 29, 2011, a weekend with much less competition. The original opening weekend would have pitted the little blue guys against Yogi Bear, Tron Legacy, and another Sony film, Seth Rogen's The Green Hornet.
The Smurfs will be directed by Raja Gosnell (Scooby-Doo), with Donald McAlpine (X-Men Origins: Wolverine) acting as director of photography. There is little else known about this project, other than the fact that Sony has announced it will be released in 2-D and 3-D formats. It is still unclear whether The Smurfs will be completely CG-animated or a mixture of live-action and CG animation. Posted 09.14.09 by BrentJS
Director of Photography Donald McAlpine (X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Moulin Rouge) has just been signed on as the first addition to the Smurfs production team since director Raja Gosnell (Scoobie Doo) was tapped in early July to helm the picture. Smurfs is due to be released Dec. 17 2010 in 3-D and 2-D format and is expected to begin production this Fall.
McAlpine and Gosnell worked together on Mrs. Doubtfire and Nine Months but this will be McAlpine's first time working with Gosnell as director. Posted 07.23.09 by reelz
The upcoming Smurfs movie, which has been on the radar in the form of speculation and rumors for years, has officially signed on a director. Producer Jordan Kerner (Charlotte's Web) has announced that Raja Gosnell, who early in his career edited such classics as Home Alone and Mrs. Doubtfire before moving onto directing the uhh... slightly less classic Scoobie-Doo and Beverly Hills Chihuahua, will be tackling the upcoming live-action/animated hybrid Smurfs.
This latest developement brings the famed tiny blue cartoon characters one step closer to the big screen. Shooting is expected to begin in New York City this fall. Posted 07.09.09 by reelz